CAN YOU BEAT IT?
Henry Ford was showing a distinguished visitor over his factory. The visitor was enthusiastic about the size and efficiency of the plant. As he was about to leave, he remarked to Ford that he had never ridden in a Ford car and would like to do so. Mr. Ford invited him to take a spin. After they had gone fifteen miles the car stopped and would not run any farther. Henry got out, cranked it until he was purple, but it wouldn't budge. He looked into the gasoline tank and found it nearly full -- cranked some more until the sweat ran down his face -- no use. Then he lifted up the hood and found there was no engine in it. It had run the fifteen miles on its reputation.
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They are contemplating making the Ford narrower so they can run on the sidewalks and get out of the way of the automobiles.
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A man found an old tin roof and sent it to the Ford Company. Several days later he received a letter saying, "It must have been an awful accident. We are forwarding a new car immediately."